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mtirv
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2006 :  05:37:23 AM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Well then, If anyone wants to cruise with me I'll be on at 12:05 Eastern Time. Like I said above, my IP to join is 68.98.144.77
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Allamericanre
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2006 :  12:31:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris

I have emailed ValuSoft the creators of the Hard Truck series, but they don't reply.


ValuSoft/SCS software are working on "Bus Driver" for PC.

www.busdrivergame.com

 http://www.flickr.com/groups/schoolbus/

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98TomFord
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2006 :  5:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit 98TomFord's Homepage  Send 98TomFord an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Lets go for Sunday evening about 7-oclock. I can't host because I can never find the correct IP-address, but if someone wants to host and let people join that'd be cool. Just hopefully we all have buses compadable with each other lol. That'll be fun if we don't Also for you people who want to practice your bus driving skills, I have spent the time to create bus routes (all are about 10-13 minutes long) and all start from the same location. I haven't gotten around to making actual stops (pickup & drop off locations), but you can do that if you please. If you'd like me to send you a map of SanFrancisco with the bus routes, email me and I'll do so. Trust me I spent a long time making those routes lol (and I'm sorry if a couple routes are going the wrong way on a road or two...my map didn't have the arrows on it lol). Later.

My Ford Can Turn On $50, Can Your Int? ~Ford Buses - Gems To The Eyes~
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OperationsM
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USA
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Posted - 11/25/2006 :  8:05:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit OperationsM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What is the thing with cruising with other MM2 people? How is it done? Maybe I'll join you in the game ! - if I have time


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mtirv
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USA
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Posted - 11/27/2006 :  03:48:01 AM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Well, unfortunately, I missed it because I hadn't had time to check the computer the whole day, but I wouls still like to set up a time mabye for next weekend? Around 6:30 or 7 prehaps?

Also, for anyone who wants to know their IP-adress, go to www.whatismyip.com and it is the large numbers that are on there. Sence you have AOL, you probably shouldn't do the hosting (unless it is hight speed AOL).

Edited by - mtirv on 11/27/2006 03:51:06 AM
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Jake
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Posted - 12/26/2006 :  5:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bus Driver game shots of SCHOOL BUSES:
http://www.scssoft.com/pic/busdriver-screenshot-17.php
www.scssoft.com/pic/busdriver-screenshot-15.php
http://www.scssoft.com/pic/busdriver-screenshot-20.php

What the heck! Everyone gets *nice* lookin buses, halfway realisitc, and us bus drivers (school) get this!

~Jake~

Edited by - Jake on 12/26/2006 6:11:13 PM
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98TomFord
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Posted - 12/26/2006 :  7:03:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit 98TomFord's Homepage  Send 98TomFord an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well, at least it sorta resembles a B700 with that grill, and a S-Series with the hood/headlights lol. And it's kinda like a Wayne with a small roofcap. My guess is they couldn't actually design a normal looking school bus because "The Big Three" wouldn't allow them the rights to. Just my guess.

My Ford Can Turn On $50, Can Your Int? ~Ford Buses - Gems To The Eyes~
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Cody
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United States
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Posted - 12/26/2006 :  8:10:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cody's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's better than nothing, but I'm sure someone will come out with a custom bus for DL
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GMCBlueBird83
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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  2:11:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote


Eh I probably drew better buses than this in 6th grade, LOL
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GMCBlueBird83
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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  4:55:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GMCBlueBird83



Eh I probably drew better buses than this in 6th grade, LOL



Anyways, I uploaded my MM2 buses onto a new server. I'm thinking that my site host(Yahoo Geocities) does not handle these files too well which was causing the problems. Now available are the following:

AmTran International with T444E/Allison AT545-NY spec
Blue Bird International with DT466/Allison AT545-NY spec
Blue Bird Freightliner FS-65-Cat 3126/Allison AT545-OH spec
Blue Bird GMC 6000 with 8.2 Liter Detroit Diesel/Allison AT545-NY spec
Carpenter Ford B-800 with Cummins ISB/Allison MT643-OH spec
IC CE 300 with DT466/Allison 2000-NY spec
Thomas International 3800 with DT466/Allison MT643-OH spec
Thomas International Vista with DT466/Allison AT545-FL spec
Thomas International S-1800 with IH 9.0 Liter/Allison AT545-NY spec
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 with CAT C7/Allison 2000-NY Spec
Check them out here:
http://hosted.filefront.com/DT466SchoolBusM/

Edited by - GMCBlueBird83 on 12/29/2006 2:01:05 PM
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98TomFord
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USA
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Posted - 12/27/2006 :  6:20:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit 98TomFord's Homepage  Send 98TomFord an AOL message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Eh I probably drew better buses than this in 6th grade, LOL


Haha, I'm sure alot of us drew better looking buses back in 6th grade.

My Ford Can Turn On $50, Can Your Int? ~Ford Buses - Gems To The Eyes~
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Steven A.Rosenow
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  01:04:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Steven A.Rosenow's Homepage  Send Steven A.Rosenow an AOL message  Send Steven A.Rosenow a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hey guys...


For what its worth, if you really want to take advantage of what could be a really good engine for a school bus simulator, I would recommend Microsoft Flight Simulator.

You may be thinking "What? Why Flight Simulator? Isn't it for flying only?" Well, the idea is that it is a Flight Simulator, but ever since Flight Simulator 2004 opened the doors to a whole line of non-flight related add-ons, Flight Simulator, especially 2004 and Flight Simulator X, stand to offer great potential.

For one, you can easily create and export 3D models into Flight Simulator via a small 3rd-party addon program called gMax (which for some can be difficult to master). In gMax, you can create the model, texture them with photorealistic details, add your own custom gauges via the use of the gauges SDK, and export it to use as a fully realistic "driveable" model. In Flight Simulator X, you can even use the Mission SDK to write missions where you can pick up people and drop them off within a certain time frame, etc.

In Flight Simulator, you can also modify what are known as *.AIR files, which are basically files that contain a specific vehicle's operating charateristics. Here, you can set throttle variants, maximum operating speeds (i.e. to simulate a governed engine, etc), and other variables that pertain to the operation of the vehicle within the simulation.

You can also create your own soundkits, with actual sounds recorded from whatever vehicle you decide to simulate.



http://www.gilligcoaches.net
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GMCBlueBird83
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  05:27:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

Hey guys...


For what its worth, if you really want to take advantage of what could be a really good engine for a school bus simulator, I would recommend Microsoft Flight Simulator.




Wow Steve, that sounds interesting. I may have to look into that

But for now, I have yet another bus for MM2 that I'm just finishing up, a 1990 Wayne International with KY specs....yes Chris, its YOUR bus, LOL! Some pics:



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Jake
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  05:48:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
OH MY GOSH

I HAVE TO GET THIS GAME NOW. Where do i get it at, and does Circuit City or anywhere have it????
.
~Jake~

quote:
Originally posted by GMCBlueBird83

quote:
Originally posted by Steven A.Rosenow

Hey guys...


For what its worth, if you really want to take advantage of what could be a really good engine for a school bus simulator, I would recommend Microsoft Flight Simulator.




Wow Steve, that sounds interesting. I may have to look into that

But for now, I have yet another bus for MM2 that I'm just finishing up, a 1990 Wayne International with KY specs....yes Chris, its YOUR bus, LOL! Some pics:







School Bus Web Discussion Forums: http://schoolbusweb.proboards.com/
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ltrain2001
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  6:24:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When driving in MM2, does it allow you to specify if you want your bus with an auto or manual transmission? I'd really like to play that game with the 90 Wayne with a 5 spd.
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GMCBlueBird83
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USA
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Posted - 12/28/2006 :  7:04:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ltrain2001

When driving in MM2, does it allow you to specify if you want your bus with an auto or manual transmission? I'd really like to play that game with the 90 Wayne with a 5 spd.




You can shift manually but it doesn't simulate using an actual manual tranny with a clutch. Its more along the lines of a Tiptronic style transmission and even that description is pushing it.

I prefer using manual mode myself because the automatic never really shifts when its supposed to in this game although I've managed to tune my buses to shift close enough to realistically. Plus since MM2 vehicles do not coast like in other games I like to use 5th gear to simulate coasting.

Download the Thomas International 3800 for now since its the closest to the Wayne tuning and soundwise(DT466/MT643). I'll post the Wayne once I fix up the dash a bit.

Edited by - GMCBlueBird83 on 12/28/2006 7:05:31 PM
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BlueBirdNut
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United States
73 Posts

Posted - 12/30/2006 :  09:42:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueBirdNut's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I rented Test Drive: Eve of Destruction from GameRush last night, and it has a number of bus demolition activities. Is it possible that GMC BB '83 could do a 2001 BB International (OH specs, Forest Hills Local School District Ham. Co. no. 40 or 68)?

Whiskey 8 Whiskey tango Delta. W8WTD, remember that now.
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Jake
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USA
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Posted - 12/30/2006 :  3:57:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For the PC or PS2. If its PS2, its impossible.

~Jake~
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mtirv
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USA
407 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2006 :  09:57:24 AM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 92WardSenatorFE

OH MY GOSH

I HAVE TO GET THIS GAME NOW. Where do i get it at, and does Circuit City or anywhere have it????
.
~Jake~




You can find anything on google these days...
OR
Ebay has some :)
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adrian1
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USA
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  10:56:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
do they have school buses in midtown madness 2 on the computer game cd. or do you have to donwload it on here but I tryed that alraedy but I am still trying to figer it out.
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GMCBlueBird83
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  12:56:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adrian1

do they have school buses in midtown madness 2 on the computer game cd. or do you have to donwload it on here but I tryed that alraedy but I am still trying to figer it out.



The only school buses for MM2 are the downloadable ones. The way to make them work in the game is simple:
*After downloading you must unzip the ar file. You can do this with WinZip or WinRar. I prefer WinZip. If you don't have either of these programs do a Google search and I'm sure you can find a site with a free download.

*Place the ar file into you MM2 Folder. You can find this by going to "My Computer" and then choose your hard drive(usually the c drive).

*From there choose "Program Files"

*Next choose "Microsoft Games"

*And finally choose the Midtown Madness 2 folder. Place your ar file into that folder, fire up the game and you're ready to go!
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Dogbert
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Canada
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  2:16:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hmm, slight errors in your post Lee.

Download a .zip file which contains a .txt file and a .ar file.

(I use IE7 so I choose to "Open" rather than "Save" the .zip file. When the download finishes I choose to "Run" the .zip file and it opens up in the "Compressed (zipped) File" as Windows does with standard ol' zip files)

The .txt file isn't important in driving the bus in the game but it is important to give it a read

I usually just "Copy" (or select the file and press "Ctrl + C") the .ar file and "Paste" (or select the destination folder and press "Ctrl + V") in the "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Midtown Madness 2" folder. (destination folder may be different for you)

Then just run the game.

Adrian1,

NOTE: This is assuming you have IE 6 or 7 and Windows XP or similar. And this is to clarify that you do not need to open a .ar file but rather a .zip file.

Whichever approach you find easier because you sound like your not very familiar with the PC territory .

Edited by - Dogbert on 01/14/2007 2:17:00 PM
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GMCBlueBird83
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  4:55:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dogbert

hmm, slight errors in your post Lee.

Download a .zip file which contains a .txt file and a .ar file.




Dogbert is correct, that is the correct procedure
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OperationsM
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  5:23:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit OperationsM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great job on the C2 but the steering wheel doesn't show up!?


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GMCBlueBird83
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  5:46:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit GMCBlueBird83's Homepage  Send GMCBlueBird83 an AOL message  Send GMCBlueBird83 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OperationsM

Great job on the C2 but the steering wheel doesn't show up!?



Thanks. A fix for the dash is on the way.
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OperationsM
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Posted - 01/14/2007 :  7:26:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit OperationsM's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The other buses on your website don't work when I click go drive for some reason.

Would you be able to make the bus 2 windows shorter or create an increased wheel cut?

You did a really good job on the engine sound, and the bus looks great! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!


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Cody
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Posted - 02/10/2007 :  9:32:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Cody's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Game 'Bus Driver' is done and waiting to be released. The developers are currently negotiating for retail distribution in several markets and will be the first game from SCS to be distributed throughout Europe. A download version might also be available in the future.

It shouldn't be too long now!
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Steven A.Rosenow
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I wonder how accurate it will be, though. I'm hedging my bets that it won't be. Even the "Hard Truck" series isn't as accurate as they say it is. For one, if they want to simulate longhaul runs, they miss out on one important piece of required equipment that is seen in every truck on the road - the FMCSR logbook that every longhaul trucker in this country has to fill out EVERY DAY.







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mtirv
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Posted - 02/11/2007 :  05:04:33 AM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OperationsM

The other buses on your website don't work when I click go drive for some reason.

Would you be able to make the bus 2 windows shorter or create an increased wheel cut?

You did a really good job on the engine sound, and the bus looks great! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!



Yeah. I downloaded all of the buses on his site. Only a few of them worked, but then I shared them all over my network, my brother copied them and ran Midtown Madness and they were all there.

Also, would it be possible to add the back up beeper on future buses?
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Jake
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Posted - 03/25/2007 :  6:24:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jake's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bus Driver the game is out!

Free download www.busdrivergame.com (60 min of play demo version)

~Jake~
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GMCBlueBird83
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quote:
Originally posted by 92WardSenatorFE

Bus Driver the game is out!

Free download www.busdrivergame.com (60 min of play demo version)

~Jake~



I downloaded the demo the other day. The game is not good at all. For starters there's only one camara shot, of the outside rear. No dash or side views. This makes it hard to drive for obvious reasons. The game does not support a mouse, not even in the game's menus.

The bus models are not the greatest(the school bus is the worst!) and the game barely runs on my computer despite it having fairly decent specs. Its really less of a true bus driving simulator and more of a cheesy arcade game. I wont be purchasing the full version
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WrightEclipse
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quote:
Originally posted by GMCBlueBird83

quote:
Originally posted by 92WardSenatorFE

Bus Driver the game is out!

Free download www.busdrivergame.com (60 min of play demo version)

~Jake~



I downloaded the demo the other day. The game is not good at all. For starters there's only one camara shot, of the outside rear. No dash or side views. This makes it hard to drive for obvious reasons. The game does not support a mouse, not even in the game's menus.

The bus models are not the greatest(the school bus is the worst!) and the game barely runs on my computer despite it having fairly decent specs. Its really less of a true bus driving simulator and more of a cheesy arcade game. I wont be purchasing the full version



I agree that the school bus is pretty crappy.... but I think it's quite a good game. You have to take into consideration that it's the closest we're gonna get for a while to a bus sim for PC... I'm sure with all the interest for it and all the complaints made about dash view, this will be corrected in the future. I quite liked it and I'm going to buy the full version (eventually)!


New AIM SN: Tracline65
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Bus9709
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Posted - 03/25/2007 :  8:18:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bus9709's Homepage  Click to see Bus9709's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I downloaded the demo, and I think it's a good game. True, the school bus is the crapiest looking vehicle, but this is the first version of the game. Heck, I remember Madden NFL 2000, the graphics were CRAP. Now I have Madden NFL 2007, and it's MUCH better.
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Mitchell
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I liked the game, although I have to admit the models could be a little better. It would be better if you could put on the warning lights when picking up kids. I will be buying the full version.
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WrightEclipse
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Posted - 03/25/2007 :  10:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit WrightEclipse's Homepage  Send WrightEclipse an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I'm just really surprised at how much interest the game has received. The forums are packed full of people talking about it... I used to play Midtown Madness 2, and that was the closest you could get to a bus sim on PC (especially when it comes to school buses)... and that community is close to dieing now. I'm glad to see there's a comeback.. it definately opens up the future for bus-related video games!


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